About us: For nearly 100 years, our clients have relied on us to be their trusted advisor. With our invaluable awareness of each client’s challenges, we counsel them at every step -- to keep their operations running smoothly, help them navigate complex business transactions, position them for future growth, or resolve business disputes. Our client’s success is our primary goal.
The Director of Legal Recruiting is responsible for directing the Firm’s legal recruitment efforts, including creating on-campus recruitment strategies for a variety of Law Schools and implementing the summer associate program, with complete oversight and management of the day-to-day recruiting activities in order to maximize the number of top law students accepting their offers to join the Firm. Additionally, there will be a strong focus on lateral recruitment, helping the Firm to identify qualified laterals to compliment thriving practices. Interface regularly with senior Firm management, lawyers at all levels, and staff from other departments. Continually create, develop and implement effective processes and best practices for all elements of the recruiting life cycle. Essential duties and responsibilities include:
Align recruiting strategies with the Firm’s strategic goals and work collaboratively with the CTO to set overall talent objectives.
Manage on campus recruiting processes, including all campus logistics, outreach to and follow up with candidates, offer dinners, etc. Manage OCI registrations.
Direct the hiring processes for Laterals, Summer Associates and Law Students.
Implement and oversee the Firm’s recruiting policies, procedures and initiatives.
Organize and oversee a world class, 9-week summer associate program, including orientation, mentoring, assignments, training and social events for all summer associates. Assist with work allocation, set work delegation meetings. Manage summer training program and practice group roundtables.
Work closely with external partners to oversee relationships with career services offices, leverage school alumni, and oversee Firm sponsorships of student groups.
Analyze post-season recruiting results and suggest innovative, strategic improvements as necessary.
Work with Communications group to create compelling marketing materials and other collateral; maintain and continually improve Firm’s recruiting website and database.
Oversee external surveys and directory submissions including NALP Directory, Vault, American Lawyer Surveys, and others as needed.
Manage the overall annual performance evaluation process for associates. Work with the Legal Personnel Coordinator to create final evaluation packets.
Partner with key stakeholders on all facets of the recruiting process, work collaboratively with Practice Group Leaders. Provide direction, demonstrate leadership and act as a coach, advisor and mentor to the legal recruiting team across all offices.
Provide daily oversight of team workflows. Oversee legal recruiting budget and allocation of resources and hiring for the department.
Requirements, Skills and Related Competencies:
A bachelor’s degree is required, and a J.D. is preferred.
Qualified candidates must have seven years of recruiting experience in a professional services firm.
Superior verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to handle multiple and rapidly changing priorities. Ability to work flexible hours in a fast-paced, high pressure environment
Professional demeanor, strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Must be creative, flexible, innovative and open to new ideas and evolving responsibilities.
Must be a self-starter with excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills and follow-through to carry tasks through to completion without prompting.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and address sensitive matters with appropriate discretion and diplomacy. Superior judgment and interpersonal skills.
Please apply on our website at http://www.shipmangoodwin.com/4638
Shipman & Goodwin LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Shipman & Goodwin’s value lies in our commitment -- to our clients, to the law and to the community.
We have one goal: to help our clients achieve their goals. How we accomplish it is simple: we devote our considerable experience and depth of knowledge to understand each client’s unique needs, business and industry, and then we develop solutions to meet those needs.
For more than 90 years, clients have turned to us when they need a trusted advisor. With our invaluable awareness of each client’s challenges, we can counsel them at every step -- to keep their operations running smoothly, help them navigate complex business transactions, position them for future growth, or resolve business disputes. We handle the most sophisticated assignments while being responsive and attentive to each client. The success of our clients is of primary importance to us and our attorneys are skilled in the practice areas and industry sectors critical to that success.
With more than 170 attorneys in offices throughout Connecticut, New York and in Washington, DC, we serve the needs of local, regional, national and international clients. Our clients include public and private companies, instituti...ons, government entities, non-profit organizations and individuals.
From attorneys to professional administrative staff, our success depends on finding and hiring talented people for every position in the firm. If you are seeking an employer that demands excellence in every position, that rewards skill, initiative and hard work, and that attracts people who are a pleasure to know and work with, please review our job openings and contact us.
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